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155 Best Courage Quotes To Help You Become Courageous

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Having courage is not always easy, especially when we are facing something difficult.

However, we can learn to be more courageous in certain situations.

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Top 10 Courage Quotes

The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.

Dalai Lama
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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Vincent van Gogh
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You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

William Faulkner
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Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu
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Have the courage to be who you are, not what people expect you to be.

David Goggins
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A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

Mahatma Gandhi
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Courage is grace under pressure.

Ernest Hemingway
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Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.

P. T. Barnum
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It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.

J.R.R. Tolkien
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Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. August Wilson

Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.

Erica Jong

Don’t be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish. And if you’ve been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up? So what? Marcus Aurelius

I have lived my life according to this principle: If I’m afraid of it, then I must do it. Erica Jong

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It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. Xiaolu Guo

Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.

Brené Brown

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. Babe Ruth

Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it. C. JoyBell C.

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.

Timothy Dalton

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. Baltasar Gracian

I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. Erica Jong

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We need to wake up from a thought that lasts too long. Paul Valéry

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.

Soren Kierkegaard

Accept in an unruffled spirit that which is inevitable. Seneca

Courage is found in unlikely places. J.R.R. Tolkien

It does not take courage to kill. It takes courage to live. Renee Ahdieh

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.


To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage. Henri Matisse

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Charles DuBois

Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward. Roy T. Bennett

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anaïs Nin

Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. Dr. Roopleen

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We ought to face our destiny with courage. Friedrich Nietzsche

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

Margaret Mitchell

First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events. Marie Curie

He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch. JeanLuc Godard

Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Courage originally meant To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.

Brené Brown

Do not be afraid. Because if you let these fears consume you, you’ll most likely fail even before everything else starts. Veronica Mist

Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to carry on with dignity in spite of it. Scott Turow

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The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority. Mahatma Gandhi

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on it is going on when you don’t have strength. Napoleon Bonaparte

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. Charlie Chaplin

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. Mark Twain

Will you dare to try and learn and grow? Or will you allow fear to take over? Life happens in the river, not on the shore.

Maxime Lagacé

Do you have the courage to act outwardly on what you see inwardly. T.D. Jakes

Fight hard when you are down; die hard—determine at least to do—and you won’t die at all. James H. West

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. Maya Angelou

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. J.K. Rowling

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston S. Churchill

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Think of yourself as an explorer. You cannot find anything new if you are unwilling to leave the shore. Robert Greene

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Coco Chanel

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill

There is no one more courageous than the person who speaks with the courage of his convictions. Susan Cain

What we know matters but who we are matters more. Brené Brown

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

Jane Austen

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit. Unknown

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Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller

Only be you strong, and very courageous, then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. Michel de Montaigne

Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. Franklin P. Jones

Lean into (not away from) what’s making you uncomfortable. Shane Parrish

Running away from the immediacy of our experience is like preferring death to life.

Pema Chödrön

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. Bertrand Russell

Without fear, there cannot be courage. Christopher Paolini

Inspirational Courage Quotes

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. Ruth Gordon

Courage will now be your best defence against the storm that is at hand—that and such hope as I bring.

J.R.R. Tolkien

In the ageold contest between popularity and principle, only those willing to lose for their convictions are deserving of posterity’s approval. Gerald R. Ford

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. Jim Hightower

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Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. Roy T. Bennett

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.

Henry Van Dyke

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. Catherine the Great

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections. Thomas Paine

Too many men are afraid of being fools. Henry Ford

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.

Donald Trump

Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do. Unknown

The hard choices what we most fear doing, asking, saying these are very often exactly what we most need to do. Tim Ferriss

Courage is a love affair with the unknown. Osho

We need a backbone, not a wishbone.

Joyce Meyer

I told myself, Malala, you have already faced death. This is your second life. Don’t be afraid — if you are afraid, you can’t move forward. Malala Yousafzai

I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule. I am used to it. Abraham Lincoln

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Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your own heart and intuition. Steve Jobs

Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.

Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

The best way to neutralize our natural impatience is to cultivate a kind of pleasure in pain like an athlete, you come to enjoy rigorous practice, pushing past your limits, and resisting the easy way out. Robert Greene

The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. R. G. Ingersoll

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It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings

The courage it took to get out of bed each morning to face the same things over and over was enormous.

Charles Bukowski

Understand: we are all too afraid of offending people, of stirring up conflict, of standing out from the crowd, of taking bold action. Robert Greene

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear. Franklin D. Roosevelt

No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.

Admiral Horatio Nelson

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Steve Jobs

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. Tacitus, Roman historian

Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body. Ovid

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is not the absence of fear or despair; it is the capacity to continue on despite them, no matter how great or overwhelming they become. Robert Fanney

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity. Horace

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No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone. Friedrich Nietzsche

Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.

Eddie Rickenbacker

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities . . . because it is the quality which guarantees all others. Winston Churchill

Courage is a learned quality, an acquirable set of skills, a practiced competence. Gus Lee

I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. Brené Brown

Courage is the hallmark of spirituality. Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are.

Amit Ray

Don’t avoid something frightening if it stands in your way. Jordan Peterson

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy

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You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both. Brené Brown

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage. Anne Frank

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. Rabindranath Tagore

I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean. G.K. Chesterton

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.

John Wayne

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. Nelson Mandela

Motivational Courage Quotes

Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others. Roy T. Bennett

To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.

Picabo Street

Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’ That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him. George R.R. Martin

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear not the absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave. Mark Twain, The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson

Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King Jr

It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone even if you believe in something very strongly. Reginald Rose

It takes courage to examine your life and to decide that there are things you would like to change, and it takes even more courage to do something about it. Sue Hadfield

Trust the still, small voice that says, this might work and I’ll try it.

Diane Mariechild

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Marie Curie

Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving. Madeleine L’Engle

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Unknown

To stand up straight with your shoulders back is to accept the terrible responsibility of life, with eyes wide open.

Jordan Peterson

Amateurs are scared scared to be vulnerable and honest with themselves. Professionals feel like they are capable of handling almost anything. Shane Parrish

Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar. Erica Jong

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Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. Karl von Clausewitz

Sooner or later even the fastest runners have to stand and fight.

Stephen King

Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch. Pope John Paul II

We must have the courage to let go of the past if we are going to grasp the future. David DeNotaris

Courage means doing what’s right no matter what they say. Maxime Lagacé

If you fail anywhere along the line, it will take away your confidence. You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt,

The only alternative to a shuddering paralysis is to leap into action regardless of the consequences. Alan Watts

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. André Gide

Don’t get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. Unknown

Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.

Rosa Parks

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life. Daniel J Boorstin

Our fear of messing up should give way to the only real danger there is, that of never trying. Alain de Botton

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Having lived the life I’ve lived, and having seen the other side, not being afraid to attack what was in front of me, has made me happy. David Goggins

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.

Maya Angelou

You can choose to let this thing bother you or let this be an adventure and welcome the challenge. Fred Rogers

Where your fear is, there is your task. Carl Jung

Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone. Roy T. Bennett

It’s better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life.

Paulo Coelho

All problems, personal, national, or combat, become smaller if you don’t dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble. Carry the battle to the enemy! Lay your ship alongside his! Admiral William Bull Halsey

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. Confucius

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Through untold courage and sacrifice, America’s veterans have secured the liberty which the founding fathers sought to establish here in the new world. Gen. Colin L. Powell

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